Cultural Revolution

Welcome to cultural REvolution September 29, 2010

REuse, REpurpose, REinvent. These words express the basic philosophy by which we live, both privately and in business. Welcome to our blog.

Allow us to introduce ourselves; David- I am a painter, furniture maker and decorator. I have worked in the music industry designing album covers for a variety of bands including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Spyro Gyra. I currently own and operate the store REvolution in Maplewood New Jersey where we sell furniture I make from reclaimed barnwood as well as refurbished older pieces, antique jewelry, old vinyl, and retro housewares. I believe the past is invaluable to our way of living today. Reclaiming old objects and giving them a new lease on life is my joy and my passion.

Lorraine-I am an educator by training; I create enrichment programs for afterschools throughout New Jersey. One of the many hats I wear is decorating consultant at REvolution.  My tastes and temperament are different from David’s but we  are likeminded in that we readily see the beauty in old, forgotten pieces. We have been known to wax poetic describing a rusted section of iron fence. No kidding. I love rearranging the items in the store as one piece leaves for its new home and a new treasure arrives to claim its place. For me, the coming together of the new and the old is pure magic.

We’re glad you found us and we look forward to sharing our musings and discoveries with you.